Tanya's Tips: Everyday American Slang
You know that moment when you understand every single word someone is saying, but you have no idea what they mean? That's the challenge of slang!
Are you ready to test your knowledge of American slang? Check out my tips so you're ready to talk like an American.
Play it by Ear
Wanna go to the Statue of Liberty today?
Let's play it by ear. I'm not sure what I'll be up to later.
What does play it by ear mean?
Take a Raincheck
So...whaddya think? Statue of Liberty today?
Nah, I'm gonna take a raincheck.
What does take a raincheck mean?
Down to Earth
Don't you just love our new boss?
Totally! She's so down to earth.
What does down to earth mean?
Get Ripped Off
I wanna buy a new camera. Can you help?
Sure! Let's see what Google says first. You don't wanna get ripped off!
What does get ripped off mean?
Rings a Bell
Hey, do you remember who George Washington is?
That name rings a bell... isn't he America's first president?
What does rings a bell mean?
Kill two Birds with One Stone
Hey, I wanna get a selfie stick and cheap tickets to the Empire State Bldg.
Let's kill two birds with one stone and go to the InterExchange Culture Desk!
What does kill two birds with one stone mean?
I'm starving! Wanna get something to eat?
Yes! Let's go to a diner and pig out!
What does pig out mean?
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